Archives for suicide

Steroid user withdrawing jumps in front of train – dies

A dad who died after jumping in front of a train had been seeking help for depression and was withdrawing from steroids, an inquest heard.

Craig Bennett, aged 29, of Station Road, Arksey, Doncaster, died in the early hours of June 28 last year when he was hit by a DB Schenker freight train on the East Coast mainline near Arksey Lane level crossing.… Continue Reading...

Kris McKenzie: Suicide after using steroids

Kris McKenzie's family say the loving, lovable 20-year-old became a different person after he began using steroids.
Kris McKenzie’s family say the loving, lovable 20-year-old became a different person after he began using steroids.

Kris McKenzie loved his puppy, Oden. One day, inexplicably, Kris flew into a rage, grabbed Oden and threw him into a wall.

The brutal act was totally out of character for a 20-year-old described by his family as a “happy-go-lucky kid”.… Continue Reading...

Bill Brotherton

My husband, Bill Brotherton, committed suicide on Oct. 10, by jumping in front of a Metrolink train just south of Dana Point, where we lived.

What could cause someone to do this??

By all accounts, he had a good life and should have been happy.

We had been married seven years.… Continue Reading...

Has athletes’ use of performance enhancing drugs played a role in suicides?

With the experience we had with Taylor, it has crossed my mind many times about the possible correlation between the use of steroids and the recent rash of suicides of professional athletes.

Phil Sheridan is asking some of these same questions.

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Phil Sheridan, Philadelphia Inquirer

As an undergraduate at West Chester University in the 1980s, Kevin Guskiewicz spent summers working at Eagles training camp.

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Oral steroids ‘raise suicide risk seven-fold’

VERY interesting story coming out of the UK today.  We are following up with the authors to make sure that the statistics shared in this study applies to the anabolic steroids that are being taken by our youth for the purpose of building muscle.

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Patients prescribed oral steroids are nearly seven times as likely to commit or attempt suicide, say researchers.Continue Reading...